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​Swan serves all of Canada for Mats and Mops

 

​Swan Dust Control has locations in Waterloo, London and Brampton. So how can we provide service to all of Canada? We have a network of local service providers that enables us to deliver to your door across Canada, with a few exceptions in the North. 

 

Swan prides intself on providing a better mat than our competitors too. Have you ever noticed when entering a business that the mats are not clean, are faded, or are generally in poor condition? You will not find a Swan Dust Control mat like that. When you see the small white swan in the corner of the mat, you can count on the quality.

What do we do when our mats become faded, or thin? We donate these mats to third world nations where they are used in many settling such a schools, hospitals and other places that may not have proper flooring.

Do yourself a a favour, if you are currently receiving service from one of our competitors, contact Swan for a free quote, and you will be surprised to find we can save you money and provide a better product.

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Why choose an anti-fatigue mat for workers that stand?

Why choose an anti-fatigue mat?

 

 

All the wellness talk today is about “standing desks” and the need to get up and move around if you have a desk job that has you sitting much if the work day. However there are many workers that are on their feet all day to perform their job, so let’s consider the benefits of providing anti-fatigue mats for these workers.

 

At Cornell University, Ergonomists have long recognized that standing to work is more tiring than sitting to work. Standing requires 20% more energy than sitting and standing puts greater strain on the circulatory system and on the legs and feet.Prolonged standing at work increases the risks of varicose veins and according to scientific data, standing for long periods of time is particularly stressful and fatiguing.

 

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety states many workers will experience discomfort, tiredness, sore feet, legs, knees or hips after long hours of standing. These are the combined effect of several factors, namely the design of the work, the workers' footwear, and the flooring material where they stand. Regardless of the quality of shoes and quality of the floor covering, standing itself can cause tiredness after an entire working day.

 

There are several factors to consider when determining ways to improve employee productivity and comfort. The type of flooring used in the workplace has an important influence on comfort, especially on tender feet. Hard, unyielding floors, like concrete, are the least comfortable surface to work on. Walking on a hard floor is similar to the impact of a hammer pounding the heel at every step. Wood, cork, carpeting, or rubber - anything that provides some elasticity - is generally gentler on workers' feet. More than that, softer floor coverings reduce fatigue and improve safety by reducing slips and falls on slippery floors.

 

Anti-fatigue mats can provide a solution however in choosing a mat a number of items need to be considered. First the thickness of the mat; softer and thicker may not always be better. Choose a mat that provides some elasticity, but at the same time is not so soft that a person feels they cannot stand comfortably.

Know the environment the mat will be used in.

  • Mats should not slip, or create a trip hazard.
  • Mats should have sloped edges (sloped edges are less of a trip hazard, and allows carts to roll over them more easily)
  • Mats need to be kept clean. In areas, such as food preparation, maintaining cleanliness will be important.
  • Mats should be anti-static
  • Does the work area require a mat with holes that provides drainage for kitchens, locker rooms, food-processing areas, behind bars and in machine shops?

If you are unable to change the flooring and you wish to improve comfort for standing workers, for improved health, safety and productivity at your place business consider putting anti-fatigue mats to work for you.

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Benefits of a mat rental service

Benefits of a rental service

black entry mat on floor

You take pride in your business and how you present your business to your customers, counts. With clean mats at your entry and throughout your business you provide a clean and safe environment for your customers and your employees.

Some of the benefits include;

  • No up-front investment
  • No inventory to store
  • Continuous clean item supply
  • frequent pick-up and delivery
  • lower maintenance costs

Swan offers logo mats, scraper mats and anti-fatigue mats, as well as wet and dry mops. Keep your business clean and safe from slip and fall accidents by letting us do the dirty work. We offer a large range of mat sizes to meet your needs. We take the dirt away, so that you and your employees can focus on what you do best, serving your cusotmers.  

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Managing Dirt is a Year Round Job

Managing dirt in your workplace is needed year round

 

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The Spring/Summer is the time to review and renew your preventive maintenance programs.  An effective matting program can save thousands of dollars in cleaning costs and potential liability from slip and fall accidents.  Good quality mats, placed in the proper locations, serve as an accident prevention system averting injuries before they happen.   Additionally, mats can capture, trap, hold and hide dirt and moisture, keeping it from being tracked into the facility.  The end result provides a safer, cleaner, and healthier environment for customers and employees while lowering maintenance costs and enhancing the preservation of expensive flooring.

  • The features and benefits of a year-long floor mat service are as follows:
  • Reduces slip and fall accidents that could result in injuries and legal issues
  • Provides a safer and cleaner environment for your customers and employees.
  • Lowers maintenance costs by preserving expensive flooring.
  • Improves cleanliness of your facility which equates to enhance customer experiences increasing revenue and profits.  
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Messaging on Mats

Messaging on Mats

Mats should be a part of your business whether you are welcoming customers or reminding workers about health and safety. Swan Dust Control offers many options beyond your company logo. Just a few examples of other messages that can be displayed on mat;

 

  Welcome

  Quality is the key to success

  Attention to detail

  Safety First

 

These subtle messages appearing in the workplace can reinforce important concepts. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you create your own messages on mats.

 

 

 

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